Police on Wednesday said two teen boys will likely not face prosecution for torturing an elderly Munich woman this week because they are only aged 13.
An entrepreneurial German physicist has created artificial “glaciers” in the Black Forest with the aim of boosting Alpine tourism and providing water supplies in the age of climate change.
The city of Hamburg is facing heavy criticism following the suicide of a 17-year-old boy held in custody ahead of his planned deportation back to Georgia.
Germany's Maria Riesch romped to victory in the women's World Cup finals downhill race in Garmisch on Wednesday, leaving Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn of the United States in her wake.
Children who spend long periods in front of the television run a far higher risk of being overweight than those spending a long time in front of computer, a new survey of Lund school children has shown.
The American woman known as "Jihad Jane", charged by US authorities on Tuesday with conspiring to kill Swedish Muhammad cartoonist Lars Vilks, is reported to have paid a visit to Sweden in August.
A Roman Catholic dormitory near Frankfurt closed in 1981 on Wednesday became the latest religious institution enmeshed in a child abuse scandal now involving over two-thirds of Germany's dioceses.
In the wake of the worst recession since World War II, the German Foreign Ministry has decided to cut funding to international literary projects. Advocates say it imperils the already threadbare livelihood of translators across the country.
In the latest installment of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy muses on the Teutonic penchant for deriving pleasure from other people’s pain.
Swedish top flight football club, Brommapojkarna (BP) have introduced a language policy requiring all players to speak Swedish to each other in order to be eligible for selection.
Chinese car maker Zheijiang Geely Holding Group is a step closer to becoming the new owner of Swedish firm Volvo Cars after announcing that it had secured the 15 billion kronor ($2.1 billion) in required financing, a report said on Wednesday.
German Health Minister Philipp Rösler on Wednesday threatened the pharmaceutical industry with mandated drug discounts to help rein in costs.
German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger admitted he would be pleased if Bayern Munich avoided the Champions League's top teams in the quarter-finals after scraping past Fiorentina this week.
An American woman known as "Jihad Jane" was charged by US authorities on Tuesday with conspiring to kill Swedish Muhammad cartoonist Lars Vilks, government sources told CNN.
Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks said he was undaunted by revelations of a plot on his life after seven people were arrested in Ireland on Tuesday.
Swedish internet movie service Voddler has signed a contract with the US film giant Warner Bros. Entertainment. The deal covers film material from Warner Bros and New Line Cinema.
A house in Hällefors in eastern Sweden burned to the ground on Sunday after fire fighters, satisfied that they had successfully extinguished a fire, left the still intact building.
Stockholm county police chief Carin Götblad has recommended the creation of special municipal task forces to coordinate efforts from police, schools and social services to steer Sweden's youth away from criminality.
German authorities are investigating a federal member of parliament over his use of a dodgy “Doctor” title, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported Wednesday.
Talk of a European version of the International Monetary Fund to rescue errant EU states is little more than a distracting sideshow, analysts and a key central banker say.
Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle was hit with criticism Wednesday that his partner Michael Mronz was accompanying him on a South American trip to do his own business networking.
The European Court of Human Rights has told Sweden that it will breach its humanitarian obligations if it deports an Iranian asylum seeker, saying his claims of past torture appeared to be true.